We stayed at the Cliff Dwellers Lodge on a southwestern vacation. We chose this lodging because of its proximity to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon - 1.5 hours.
This lodge is in the middle of nowhere, literally and it does get very dark at night, which the kids thought was neat. It was very quiet, especially since they had closed the road to the Grand Canyon because of out of control forest fires.
The restaurant on the property is excellent. The dinner meal we had was tasty and semi gourmet. The ingredients were fresh and obviously prepared by someone who knew what he or she was doing. The meal that evening with the misters going off to cool things down was the highlight of our Cliff Dwellers Experience.
The motel itself is old, outdated and worn. It appeared clean, but there were stains on the carpet and things were just run down - very spartan accomodations. There was a room air conditioner that made a lot of noise, but did keep the room cool.
The people who worked there were very friendly, but don't expect red carpet service, because this is primarily a fishing, rafting lodge. Fortunately, it was pretty much priced accordingly.
If you choose to stay here come for the rustic atmosphere and to view the Vermillion Cliffs. Your expectations will determine your experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cliff Dwellers Lodge sits at the base of the Vermilion Cliffs and is adjacent to Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Cliff Dwellers Restaurant was voted one of the "10 Best" 2013 by Arizona Highways Magazine. We are in the center of all the National Parks in the region and an easy drive to the North and South Rim of the Grand Canyon as well as Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Lees Ferry, the put-in for all the Grand Canyon rafting trips and a world famous trout fishing destination, is a 15-min drive from the lodge. Electric car charging station, Tesla destination charging station. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cliff Dwellers Hotel Marble Canyon
- Cliff Dwellers Marble Canyon